The Department is housed within the College of Health and Human Sciences, which is comprised of 8 academic units: the Departments of Construction Management, Design and Merchandising, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Health and Exercise Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Occupational Therapy, and the Schools of Education and Social Work. Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment is over 5,000 students, with 125 tenure-track and 60 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. Several of the College’s academic programs are nationally recognized or ranked, including the Didactic Program in Dietetics Management and the Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics. The College of Health and Human Sciences houses 20 different Institutes, Centers, Special Units, and Extension offices, designed to provide a broad range of research and outreach activities that support social, economic and community development in Colorado, the nation, and the world.
University and City
Colorado State University, a Carnegie Doctoral Research I University, was established in 1870 and remains inspired by its land-grant heritage and dedicated faculty, staff and students. CSU is located 6...0 miles north of Denver in the city of Fort Collins, which is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with outstanding views of both foothills and 14,000-foot peaks. CSU enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and is the largest employer in Fort Collins, with more than 7,400 faculty and staff. Fort Collins is an active community. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports help promote health and well-being in CSU students, faculty, and staff. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather year-round. Indoor and outdoor activities are enjoyable in every season. Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for “Best Place for Business/Careers,” Gallup’s Well Being Index for “Healthiest Mid-Size City in America,” CBS’s Moneywatch List of “Top 10 Best Places to Retire,” and Outside Magazine’s “Best Towns in America,” among other select recognitions: